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Treatment resistance and ethnicity among female offenders in substance abuse treatment programs.

Author: Shearer,-Robert-A; Myers,-Laura-B; Ogan,-Guy-D
Author Background: Sam Houston State U, Huntsville, TX, US
Date 3/2001
Type Journal
Journal Title: Prison-Journal
Volume/Pages Vol 81(1): 55-72
Subject Matter Research, Women, Drug Rehabilitation; Racial and Ethnic Groups; Treatment Complianc, Female Criminals
Abstract Investigated treatment resistance in several subpopulations of female offenders in substance abuse treatment programs. Using the Correctional Treatment Resistance Scale, data from 153 adult female inmates were analyzed according to ethnic and treatment group differences. It was found that treatment resistance was consistent across treatment groups, but elevated resistance scores were observed for Black and Hispanic female offenders. Implications of the results are discussed for counselor preparation, treatment planning, and pretreatment orientation when female offenders from diverse backgrounds are in substance abuse treatment programs. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved)